Carolina Panthers at Packers: 5 questions from the enemy camp

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87. Saturday, Dec 19. 49. 10-3. Packers -8.5. 8.20 PM ET. 4-9. NFL Network

What can the Carolina Panthers expect at the Green Bay Packers?

Expect the worst and hope for the best would probably be wise where the Carolina Panthers are concerned in Week 15. They are about to embark on one of the toughest games anywhere in the NFL at this time of year, with Matt Rhule’s men heading to the tough and unwelcoming climate of Green Bay for a Saturday Night Football showdown with the Packers.

The Carolina Panthers aren’t expected to gain a positive result, which is fine by them. They have played well with their backs against the wall against high-quality opposition this season and this should allow them to express themselves with little in the way of pressure on their shoulders.

This is the second time that Carolina has been on the national stage in 2020. The Panthers were beaten by the Atlanta Falcons earlier in the campaign and if Rhule gets that sort of performance from his roster in this one, things might turn ugly.

We caught up with Paul Bretl over at FanSided‘s dedicated site for Wisconsin sports – The Dairyland Express – for five questions relating to the enemy camp ahead of this weekend’s game.

Question No. 1

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What makes the Packers better equipped to win the Super Bowl this season to last?

The offense has taken a monster step forward in year two of the Matt LaFleur system.

Last year’s offense was a mashup of what LaFleur wanted to run along with what Mike McCarthy had established over the years. But this year, it’s all LaFleur.

He uses pre-snap motion, schemes players open, and has been an excellent play-caller. Aaron Rodgers is back to playing at an MVP level, and Green Bay is first in points per game.